Will Motorola's upcoming Droid Turbo 2 use a shatterproof plastic OLED display?

Motorola is set to unveil new phones on October 27th, and according to leaked brochures, the Droid Turbo 2 phone will have a "shatterproof" screen - Motorola will even accept trade-ins with phones that have cracked screens - just to emphasize this new feature.

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 leaked photo

It's not clear what does a shatterproof screen actually means - but it may be that the new phone uses a plastic-based flexible OLED. Up until now all phones that adopt a flexible OLED actually use a cover glass which makes them as shatter prone as any other display... it's not likely but perhaps Motorola uses a new flexible OLED that has no glass at all?

Posted: Oct 19,2015 by Ron Mertens


Glass will shatter because it is a "liquid" held under tension as a solid, yet it is needed because it is transparent and scratchproof. Clear plastics are shatterproof, but not scratchproof. Some tablet and smartwatch protectors are made with a clear plastic that can heal itself when scratched, so Motorla decided to use it for their smartphones.